Monthly Archives: February 2023
Are Personal Representatives Required To Account To Beneficiaries?
Personal Representatives are responsible for finalizing the estate of a deceased person, which includes ensuring that the decedent’s debts and taxes are paid in full, as well as distributing assets according to the will or trust document. A Personal Representative must also provide an accurate accounting to any beneficiaries of the estate. But when… Read More »
How To Contest The Appointment Of A Guardian For An Incapacitated Adult?
For individuals who are incapacitated, it is vital that they have someone who can make decisions on their behalf. One way to ensure that this person is qualified and capable is by appointing a guardian. This individual must be approved by the court and has the responsibility of managing the financial and personal affairs… Read More »
Contesting A Guardianship
If you or your loved one is trapped in a guardianship that is no longer needed, it may feel hopeless and frustrating. However, there are legal options that are available to you. A guardianship is a legal tool that allows a court-appointed guardian to make financial and healthcare decisions on behalf of an individual… Read More »
Individuals Who Are The Most Susceptible To Undue Influence
Estate planning is a critical step in protecting the assets you have worked hard to accumulate and safeguarding those assets for future generations. Unfortunately, there are those who may take undue advantage of vulnerable individuals in estate planning matters. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to recognize undue influence until it is too late…. Read More »
What Happens If You Cannot Find The Decedent’s Will After Their Death?
The loss of a will after death can be a difficult and confusing situation for beneficiaries to face. Understanding what happens in such cases is important, as it can help beneficiaries navigate the estate process with greater ease and comfort. The Pompano Beach estate litigation & trust attorney at Mark R. Manceri, P.A., can… Read More »
How To Remove The Personal Representative Of The Estate In Florida?
As a beneficiary of an estate, there are instances where you may require the removal of a Personal Representative. A Personal Representative is responsible for managing the decedent’s assets and distributing them according to their will. If the Personal Representative is not fulfilling their duties or has conflicts of interest, it is important to… Read More »
Can You File A Lawsuit Against A Trustee?
Are you considering filing a lawsuit against a trustee? If so, it’s important to understand how the law applies to trusts and trustees and whether or not it is possible to sue them. Generally speaking, you cannot sue a trust directly as they are not considered legal entities under the law. However, you can… Read More »
How To Spot A Forged Will And Challenge It?
When a loved one passes away, the last thing that their family members want to worry about is if the will they are presented with is legitimate. Unfortunately, forged wills happen far too often. The Pompano Beach estate & trust litigation lawyer at Mark R. Manceri, P.A., can explain how to spot a forged… Read More »